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Lentils and Rice

This is not so much a recipe as a suggestion. If you know how to cook lentils and you know how to cook rice, it’s no further along the bounds of creativity than that (save the throwing in of whichever … Continue reading

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Oatcakes Extravaganza

Oatcakes may not have the reputation as hedonist food, but to Magpie they are the greatest. Rich with butter and plastered with whatever your imagination delimits you have, they are vehicles of destruction. Self-destruction, if you will. If you’re buying … Continue reading

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Meal of the Week: the Kings Head, Ravenstonedale.

The Decisions: Me: Ham hock terrine, (because I am always insanely jealous when other people order it) and rib eye steak (because the steak and ale pie was sold out), and chocolate creme brulee. Himself: Garden Pea Soup (more for … Continue reading

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Deep Fat Freedom

There’s a lot of joy to be had in frying food in the depths of glistening, bubbling oil. I’ve heard that organic, extra virgin coconut oil is the height of hedonist happiness, but my mum’s always said that coconut oil … Continue reading

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Malabar Prawn Curry, Magpie stylee

The smart curry learner gets the ingredients ready in groups, bowled-up like a TV cookery show. When you’re ready to get the show on the road, it will only take around 20 minutes to make. 100g creamed coconut melted into … Continue reading

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Stewed Blueberry Heaven

Hedonism in a dish: Take one packet (or more) of variously sized fresh blueberries.  Dump unceremoniously in a saucepan. Add a few teaspoons of sugar to lift the high,  flowery notes that will appeal to tastebuds located somewhere near your … Continue reading

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You (we) Are What You (we) eat

We don’t just feed our bodies with fuel from the earth’s great bounty. We also feed them with man made rubbish, full of chemicals and pain. If not pain now, then pain in our futures. If not pain in our … Continue reading

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